Legal notice

“The French Potato Plant” Website (hereinafter “the Website”),

Accessible from the URL address


1. Information on the website

This Website belongs jointly to SEMAE, the French Interprofessional Organisation for Seeds and Plants, located at 44 rue du Louvre – 75001 Paris, telephone: 01 42 33 51 12, SIRET 775 65 7398 00019, Intra-community VAT number FR18775657398; and to the National Federation of Potato Plant Producers (hereinafter the “FN3PT”) located 43-45 rue de Naples – 75008 Paris, telephone: 01 44 69 42 60.

  • Publication directors: Michel STRAEBLER (SEMAE), Bernard QUERE (FN3PT)
  • Website managers: Sylvain HALFTERMEYER (SEMAE), Bernard QUERE (FN3PT).
  • Design, production and hosting: HIPPOCAMPE (SARL), 69 rue du Moulin Vert, 75014 Paris, France – SIRET 402 06 9033 00023.
  • Photos: SEMAE Photo Library, Studio 29
  • Links: The Website contains a number of hypertext links to third-party websites. which have been included with the express permission of SEMAE. However, SEMAE has no control over and shall not be held accountable in any way for the nature, content, or availability of those websites. Their inclusion does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed therein.

The establishment of hypertext links is authorized, provided that the name and address of the Website are mentioned and subject to the rights attached to the iconography. However, these links must not be used for commercial or advertising purposes.

2. Purpose of the website

The Website is a general information medium concerning the French seed potato, its industry, its varieties, its research and development projects, its pests and disease, its control and certification, its cultivation in the garden. The website also offers the Catalog of potato varieties for sale and provides a directory of professionals (collectors/shippers, exporters, repackers, professional organisations, official services, variety creation stations, other useful addresses).

3. Terms of Use

Use of the Website implies full acceptance of the General Conditions of Use described below. These conditions of use may be modified or supplemented at any time, they are nevertheless binding on the User. In the event of non-acceptance of the General Conditions of Use stipulated herein, the User must renounce access to the services offered by the Website.

The General Conditions of Use must be accepted by any user wishing to access and use the Website. They constitute the contract between the Website and the User. Access to the Website and its use by the User signifies acceptance of these General Conditions of Use by them.

The Website is accessible free of charge anywhere to any user with Internet access. All costs incurred by the User to access the service (hardware, software, Internet connection, etc.) are his responsibility.

Access to the services of the Website may at any time be subject to interruption, suspension, modification without notice for maintenance or for any other case.

4. Intellectual property and  counterfeits

All elements appearing on the Website (texts, iconography, graphic or multimedia elements) are the property of SEMAE, FN3PT or the cited authors.

The User only has the right to use the content of the Website.

The information and captures (images, drawings, videos) present on the Website may be downloaded, reproduced, printed, subject to:

  • not modify such information or captures;
  • reproduce on all copies the mention of the source ( and the copyright;
  • do not make commercial or advertising use of it.

SEMAE and FN3PT are not responsible for the use that may be made of the content of the pages of the Website, for technical purposes or for any other legal or illicit use.

The information communicated on the Website is provided for information purposes only, without any implicit or explicit guarantee, and may unintentionally contain technical and/or typographical errors.

Any unauthorized use of the Website or any element it contains will be considered to constitute an infringement and prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code.

5. Limitations of liability

SEMAE and FN3PT cannot be held responsible for direct or indirect damage caused to the User’s equipment when accessing the Website. In addition, the User of the Website undertakes to access the Website using recent equipment, not containing viruses and with an updated latest generation browser.

SEMAE and FN3PT cannot also be held responsible for indirect damage (such as loss of market or loss of opportunity) resulting from the use of the Website.

SEMAE and FN3PT strive to provide information as accurate as possible. However, they cannot be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies and deficiencies in the update, whether due to them or to third party partners who provide them with this information.

All information indicated on the Website is subject to change.

Any event due to force majeure resulting in a malfunction of the network or server does not engage the responsibility of the Website, SEMAE or FN3PT.

6. Cookies

The User is invited to consult the dedicated page:

7. Management and protection of personal data

The User is invited to consult the dedicated page: .

8. Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction

These General Conditions of Use are subject to French law.

They are established in French, notwithstanding any translation that could be made elsewhere. In any event, the French version of these GCUs will take precedence over any other version in a foreign language.

In the event of a dispute relating to the validity, interpretation or execution hereof, SEMAE, FN3PT and the User agree to come together and attempt to find an amicable solution to their dispute within sixty (60) calendar days.

In the event of failure in the search for an amicable solution, any dispute relating to the interpretation, validity, and/or execution hereof will be submitted to the competent courts of Paris, including in the event of multiple defendants or warranty appeal, for procedures aimed at obtaining emergency or protective measures, in summary proceedings or upon request.


SEMAE and the FN3PT, Edition of June 28, 2023